No. 1: OT Andrew Thomas, Georgia
It is without secret that Cleveland’s No. 1 priority in this draft is securing a starting left tackle — something they haven’t been able to do since Joe Thomas‘ departure following the 2017 season. That’s why there could be a run on tackles before Cleveland picks at No. 10 overall. Expect Tristan Wirfs and Jedrick Wills to be gone by the time the Browns select.
But the tackle from Georgia should do just fine. He is a mammoth human being standing at 6 foot 5 inches and 315 pounds. He also is a very gifted athlete who can be an excellent pass protector at the next level.
The first team AP All-American did not disappoint in 2019 as he started 13 games at left tackle for the Bulldogs and in the above film, he completely dominated an excellent pass rusher in LSU’s K’Lavon Chasisson.
As a four-year starter at offensive line in the SEC Thomas has tons of experience against the best competition. He is absolutely ready to play right away at the next level and play well.
Thomas is absolutely worthy of being the No. 10 overall pick as he should help solidify the offensive line next season for quarterback Baker Mayfield.